Last name, first initial

smithkd

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  1. 2016
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  1. Windows
I have cells that use the structure Last name, First name. I need a formula that will extract the last name, give a comma, and then the first initial. For example if the cell reads Smith, John; I want a formula to show Smith, J.

Thank you,

Kevin S
 

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Fluff

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Hi & welcome to MrExcel.
How about
=LEFT(A2,FIND(",",A2)+2)
 

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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